Last Updated: December 27, 2005

# Jackpot Darts

## Introduction

Jackpot Darts is a game found at Internet casinos using Playtech software. The game can be found under the Arcade Games menu.

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## Rules

1. The game will randomly throw three darts at a dartboard.
2. The probability any given dart will land in the inner bullseye is 0.25%.
3. The probability any given dart will land in the outer bullseye is 0.5%.
4. The probability for any given dart that for all slices are the same at 99.25%/20 = 4.9625% each.
5. The probability for any given dart that the dart lands in one of the single rings is 74.4375%.
6. The probability for any given dart that the dart lands in the double ring is 14.8875%.
7. The probability for any given dart that the dart lands in the triple ring is 9.925%.

In the screenshot above I bet \$1 that exactly one dart would land in the double circle (which won \$3), \$1 that at least one dart would hit the outer bullseye (which lost), \$1 on a total of 3 to 38 (which won \$2), and \$1 on the number 13 (which lost).

## Analysis

The following table shows the probability and return for each possible bet. The table shows the best bet to be on one double at 97.0624%.

### Jackpot Darts

Bet Pays Probability Return
Total of 3 to 38 2 0.480481 0.960961
Total of 39 to 41 14 0.068507 0.959097
Total of 42 to 180 2.1 0.451012 0.947126
0 singles 56 0.016704 0.935401
1 single 6.5 0.145922 0.948491
2 singles 2.2 0.424921 0.934826
3 singles 2.3 0.412454 0.948644
0 doubles 1.5 0.616567 0.92485
1 double 3 0.323541 0.970624
2 doubles 17 0.056592 0.962071
3 doubles 290 0.0033 0.956893
0 triples 1.3 0.730824 0.950071
1 triple 4 0.24158 0.966319
2 triples 36 0.026619 0.958273
3 triples 980 0.000978 0.958115
Specific single 9 0.107552 0.967969
Outer bullseye 64 0.014925 0.955208
Inner bullseye 125 0.007481 0.935158

The \$1 progressive jackpot bet pays \$20 for one bulls eye (either outer or inner), \$2000 for two, and the jackpot for three. The expected return is 77.82% plus 4.22% for each \$100,000 in the meter. The breakeven point is \$525643.70.

## Disclaimer

I was hired by Playtech to help design all of their Arcade Games. I was given permission by Playtech to publish this analysis.

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